Gina McCarthy

We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Gina McCarthy is associated, including EPA and Clean Air Act. Most recently, Gina McCarthy has been quoted saying: “What he fails to understand is that states do not have the technical capability to do some of this work.” in the article With E.P.A. Cuts, States Would Lose Help in Emergencies.

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What he fails to understand is that states do not have the technical capability to do some of this work.

Literally and figuratively, this is a scorched earth budget that represents an all-out assault on clean air, water and land. You can't put 'America first' when you put the health of its people and its country last.

They're trying to put a positive spin on it, and for obvious reasons: You're not going to put on a piece of paper that you're not interested in pursuing sound science. They're really designed to prevent us from getting the information we need to protect public health.

It shows the Trump administration doesn't hold the same American values for clean air, clean water and healthy land as the vast majority of its citizens. Our health comes before the special interests of multibillion-dollar industries.

There are some structural changes that we are requiring so there is less ability for these types of things to happen.

We tried to change the outreach and messaging in rural America in a number of ways, but ... has it changed the rhetoric that people hear? It hasn't. We couldn't get it, but I wish we had.

There's no question that he will come in here with policies he wants to implement and changes he wants to make. These are today's technologies not yesterday's. These are the jobs of tomorrow, not of yesterday. Just because climate continues to be bandied about as a partisan issue instead of just a science issue, it's made EPA's job more difficult.

Flint and other issues really point out where there are resource limitations at the state level and why you need a federal government to support that effort and oversee it. He seemed very polite and introduced himself and we had a polite, short conversation.

The train to a global clean-energy future has already left the station. We can choose to get on board – to lead – or we can choose to be left behind, to stand stubbornly.

Although EPA's technical analysis indicates that the standards could be strengthened for model years 2022-2025, proposing to leave the current standards in place provides greater certainty to the auto industry for product planning and engineering. This will enable long-term planning in the auto industry, while also benefiting consumers and the environment.

It was not the EPA at the helm when this happened.

We're holding Volkswagen responsible for distorting the market for clean cars.

Using the power of the Clean Air Act, we're getting VW's polluting vehicles off the road and we're reducing harmful pollution in our air – pollution that never should have been emitted in the first place. It should send a very clear message that when you break the laws designed to protect public health in this country, there are serious consequences.

The time has come for the city and the state to address those challenges. Safe drinking water cannot be reliably achieved without tackling those challenges.

EPA did its job but clearly the outcome was not what anyone would have wanted. So we're going to work with the state, we're going to work with Flint. We're going to take care of the problem. We know Flint is a situation that never should have happened.

We've been having a large amount of technical discussions back and forth with Volkswagen. At this point, we haven't identified a satisfactory way forward, but those discussions are going to continue. We are really anxious to find a way for that company to get into compliance, and we're not there yet.

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